Succeeding in Graduate School: The Career Guide for Psychology Students


Psychology students who want to continue their education today are confronted by a bewildering variety of possibilities. Succeeding in Graduate School offers them much needed practical help. Written by experienced mentors, this book:

• explains the options provided by a bachelor's degree, describes what each of the many available programs at the master's and doctoral levels prepares one to do, helps in selecting the most appropriate program, and enhances one's chances of being admitted;

• gives reader-friendly tutorials in teaching, research, and clinical/consulting skills;

• describes the stresses of life as a graduate student;

• suggests ways to cope with the management of difficult professors, the search for the optimal advisor-mentor match, and other political and emotional problems that can make or break a graduate career;

• offers advice on overcoming obstacles to completing a thesis or dissertation; and

• provides guidance on navigating beyond graduate school: maintaining one's ethical focus, getting into and completing the internship that is a requirement of many programs, obtaining a license for those requiring one to work, and in general, building a career beyond the degree.

Clear, crisp, and comprehensive--with extensive references for further exploration-- Succeeding in Graduate School is must reading for undergraduates and graduate students alike.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Steven Walfish
  • Allen K. Hess
  • Mark E. Ware
  • Perlman
  • Arthur N. Wiens
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2001


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